Health fees increase dropped patients’ numbers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Increasing health fees for expatriates had remarkably decreased outpatient appointment waiting periods said Mubarak Hospital’s Manager Dr Nadia AlJumaa. Dr Nadia also added that appointments that used to be made after a month can now be made in less than a week.

Patients referred to the hospital from various clinics can now be seen by specialized doctors on the same day or within two days at most.

“Citizens used to complain that they do not feel they are in their own country because of the crowds at various hospitals,” she stressed, noting that the numbers of Kuwaiti patients have increased after imposing the new fees. “However, we do not discriminate among patents,” she said.

Express your comment on this article

Ramesh Orakkan
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

Kuwait is not a good country to work. take care my friends.

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Government must now consider reducing some charges
especially on Lab tests, Xrays etc.

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

When I read last line of this article......
"However, we do not discriminate among patents,” she said.".........
I am rolling on my bed n laughing with tears ....

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

what a news they are saying its remarkable. fact is they are losing business. before they used to get more profit but now very less. and many poor expat patients are there who are suffering and not able to visit govt hospital because of this high fees. its better that company should give leave to them so that they can go to their home country and do their treatment.

Bajrangi Bhai
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Genius health ministry officials shall do more. Let them double the fees so that no expat patients will be seen in any of hospitals/clinics.

Thomas Thankachan
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Extremely sad to know that the unthinkable has become a reality. It could have been a good news, if the number of patients has decreased due to a decrease in diseases due to the high efficiency of the medical team and facilities. This is actually bad news to understand that the 'dinar less' diseased people are keeping away and silently suffering or probably awaiting a quick death, and that too, in our very own neighborhoods. This is also frightening, due to 'no medication' because of poverty, the diseased people can definitely pose a direct danger to others. I hope the authorities will open their eyes to see whats happening and take wise decisions to thwart the impending disaster.

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

Wow great news kuwait has invented a new type of treatment, i new about Homeopathic, Ayurveda etc. but this type of treatment that can cure more than half of the serious patients which were earlier treated by specialized doctors, great invention. I am sure i will never fall sick in kuwait after reading this news. Actually government should introduce Leave facility for workers to fall sick, so that they can travel before falling sick. this will cure another 5o% of the Patient.

Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

India - Global host of 2018 World Environment Day

India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which is taking place on June 5, 2018. The t


Students should proactively indulge in co-curricular activities - Raghavi Vishwanath an alumni of FAIPS Kuwait

When youngsters reach a pinnacle it is always a pleasure to learn more about their lives and how th


A thought for Ramadan

Sunday, the 13th of May, 2018 Festival greetings, Happy Sunday greetings Mother’s Day greetings


Kuwait Cricket - A Sense of accomplishment: Herschelle Gibbs

In the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifiers ‘A’ , the Kuwait's national crick


Raindrops - Usual and Unusual Stories of love by Dr. Navniit Gandhi

Dear Readers, Dr Navniit Gandhi has penned a collection of 19 true, usual and a little unusu


Love is in air when he sings, Shahbaz Aman

What could be the appropriate adjective to describe this man; singer; composer; or an unusual embod


Don’t Want a Day… Want a Deal!

I am a Woman and like me, there are countless other women out there who do not want Days to commemo


My heart, my soul and all my sincerity is for this country – Ajiaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

“By serving this great country for more than three decades, I feel that the word ‘great’ fully appl


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19


A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time


True sense of Indian luxury at Asha’s Restaurant

Who doesn’t like a luxurious dine out once in a while with families and friends? What if it is coup


Zafran Indian Bistro with innovative Indian Cuisines

Indian Cuisines are packed with interesting ingredients and enticing aromas that make it super deli


New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front


A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o


GOA FC All-India Football Tournament Capxem Boys crowned Champions

A star studded Capxem Boys were crowned champions of the first edition All India 7-aside Football T


Kiff League for Jp D’mello Trophy Indian Football League Final on Friday 29th June

The much awaited JP D’Mello Rolling Trophy KIFF League final for season 2017~18 will be played on 2


22 Yards Cricket Academy Summer Camp For Cricket Coaching

22 Yards Cricket Academy, a professionally run Cricket coaching center having its 16th year of succ


KCWA organized ‘Play on Indoor Sports’

Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), for the first time organized an Indoor “Play on Sports” e


Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) Beat Kuwait Independents Hockey (KIH) 1/0 in The First 2018 DBO Hockey Tourunament

Kuwait, Ahmadi – 12 May 2018, in what would one say “breathless showpiece” DBO and KIH. It was anot